Jim Bolger has his first home runner of the year here in Confident Club, who was a disappointing favourite last month after a short-head defeat in November. Legal Lyric represents Willie Mullins but looks high in the weights on what he's achieved and Khelino looks to have a better chance as she's been running well from her new mark after scoring here in November. Light Zabeel is still a maiden and the veteran King's Jester has a poor strike-rate on the surface so it's MEA PARVITAS who gets the nod. Mick Halford's filly hasn't had much racing and though having her first start at this trip, looked as though she would be suited when staying on strongly behind Doonard Prince three weeks ago.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 12, 16l behind Edeymi (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra 1 1/2f out, last of 14, 8l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Light Zabeel (USA) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression straight, 7th of 11, 5l behind Richelieu (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, closer in 6th 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Confident Cub (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Soon chased leaders, progress over 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Dimitar (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Khelino (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In rear, 9th and ridden 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Saratoga Baby (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol.
Ultra Steps (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Prominent on stand's side, ridden over 2f out, 6th over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 20, 7l behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon towards rear, headway 2f out, no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Prominent early, 8th before halfway, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Carmen Tango (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Inishmot Duchess (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
King's Jester (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, progress 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Waterloo Sunrise (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Yellow Road (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Never a factor, last of 20, 24l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.